Jagan calls on people not to get carried away with opposition propaganda
On Thursday, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy tore into the opposition saying the fight between power and opposition was not a straight fight, and called on the people not to get carried away with the campaign in vitriol triggered by certain media.
Launching a broadside against the Telugu Desam party and its allies at a public meeting in Narasaraopet, where he praised the parish and village volunteers, Mr Jagan likened the opposition to the demon ‘Maaricha’, who changes his form when desired.
“I told you that we are not in a direct battle. We are not fighting against a system or a political party, but against a group of “Marichas”, demons who can change shape whenever they want. These groups have neither an ideological position nor an alternative. They can make or break alliances whenever they want and can promise anything under the Sun and Moon. Even if they come to power, they throw the manifesto in the trash. Even their pre-election alliances are opportunistic, if they think they can win by not allowing the anti-incumbent vote to split, they go to the polls together, if they think a split in the anti-incumbent vote is better , they go to the polls separately. I call on my brothers and sisters not to believe this evil campaign and to reflect on the good things that have happened in the past three years and make a decision. I urge people not to believe Chandrababu Naidu, his adopted son (Pawan Kalyan) and the yellow media,” Mr Jagan said.
He said the opposition had acquired a notorious reputation for never implementing the big promises made in the manifesto.
“These people are now saying that the state will turn into Sri Lanka. As we work hard to ensure that the benefits of various welfare schemes reach people’s doorsteps, the opposition says the state will transform in Sri Lanka and if they back down on promises to people, the state will turn into America! Have they ever thought of DBT systems that ensure money goes directly to women’s accounts? These parties plundered the state and left a pile of debts. Moreover, the yellow media also distorted the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and me, publishing news that Mr. Modi took a course. Is it possible for someone to be present in a room where a PM and a CM meet? asked Mr. Jagan.